Monday, August 11

Posted on August 11, 2014

Local Weather (Subject to Change!)
A picture perfect Vermont summer day: sunny skies,calm winds and a temperature of 85 degrees.

Guest News
We Welcome Back long-time guests Jon and Liza Davidson of Williamsburg VA.
Elizabeth Crawford and family are returning after many stays to join the Donaldson Family Reunion, and Robert Schweizer is returning after many visits to join the Schweizer Family Reunion.  We welcome back David Thelander of Mill Valley CA. Amy Snyder and daughter Zoe are joining the Snyder Family Reunion today.   We wish all of our guests enjoyable days ahead and hope to see you back again soon.

Resort News
Escape captain Marty Ferris invites you to indulge in cool aquatic pastimes.  Explore the lake and
Otter Creek in a canoe, kayak, Sunfish sailboat or a small outboard.  For hours of cool fun ask the harbor crew about reserving the Tidewater 19 foot, seven-person powerboat.  Keep cool aboard the EScape on an enjoyable one and a half hour narrated cruise.

Tennis News
Today’s Australian Open is the first of the four majors beginning this week’s BHC ATF Tour
Social Round Robin.  Players earn points daily and play for the coveted BHC Crystal Bowl.  There’s more than enough excitement to go around. Spectators are most welcome!

Blue Chair Day Spa
Relaxing, beautifying and rejuvenating therapies can complete your stay.  Choose from Classic Swedish, Aromatherapy, Deep Tissue or Warm Stone Massage.  Pamper yourself with a Manicure, Pedicure or Waxing session.  Reserve your time at the Concierge Desk

Basin Harbor’s Historic Gardens
It’s a perfect day to stroll through the gardens.  In their full summer glory their scents and colors are delightful. Ardelia Beach planted flower gardens for her guests in 1886.  Today there are 15,000 square feet of plantings, the largest display of annuals in the state.  The Surprise Garden at the end of the
Main Dining Room is a perennial garden containing two rose bushes over fifty years old.  The Eight Bed Garden in front of the Gardenside Cottages is the oldest, dating from the 1700′s.  Originally it supplied vegetables for a tavern, now our Harbor Homestead Lodge.  The Wilderneath Garden dates from 1915 when it supplied vegetables for the kitchen and flowers for cutting.  It features very old trees and a stone walk made from local Panton marble.  It is known for its textures and scents.  The Sunnypines Garden, near its namesake cottage features a big, old juniper tree and frames a beautiful view of the harbor.

Toby Aronson, classical guitarist, performs in the Main Dining Room this evening.

Planning Ahead
Wednesday at six, Joss Vandal, your Wine Dinner Series host and Chef Christian combine their talents to introduce you to the Wines of Italy and France at a Wine Tasting Dinner in the
Ranger Room.  A true chef’s table.  Guest Host, Phillip Chapell of Calmont Baverage will add his expertise. We ask you to reserve your seat before three today as reservations are limited.